2022 Clinical Update Symposium

Fracture Liaison Services (FLS): optimizing secondary fracture prevention


Organized by the BBC board
Moderator: Evelien Gielen (UZ Leuven) & Bruno Lapauw (Ghent University Hospital)

The Belgian Bone Club was delighted to invite you to its 2022 BBC Clinical Update Symposium which took place virtually on January 22, 2022.
As you must be aware, the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is still strongly present in our daily lives and an important surge in the number of cases in Belgium has forced the Organizing Committee to opt for a fully virtual Symposium.

Physical Event

The on-site event canceled.

Virtual Event

Live broadcasting of the sessions & live Q&A with the on-site speakers on January 22, 2022

Access to the recordings after the event, for a duration of 6 months (until the end of July 2022)

Virtual platform: All connection details, practical information and access codes will be sent in due time to all duly registered participant (around 1 week prior to the event)
You can easily request your credentials on the e-congress platform, with the email address used for your registration.

INAMI/RIZIV Accredition: 3 credit points
To be credited, you will have to fill in an online form available on the virtual platform (this form was only be accessible on January 22, 2022)


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08.30 09.15
Amgen breakfast symposium
Moderator: Michaël Laurent (AZ Imelda)
Balancing benefits and risks in long-term osteoporosis treatment with anti-resorptives
Bo Abrahamsen (Holbæk Hospital, Denmark)
09.15 09.30 Belgian Bone Club General Assembly
09.30 09.35 Introduction to the Clinical Update Symposium
Evelien Gielen (UZ Leuven)
09.35 10.05 Literature overview of 2021
Michaël Laurent (AZ Imelda)
10.05 10.25 Presentations of the Best Clinical Paper and Best project of the year 2021
10.25 10.45 BREAK
10.45 11.15 Benefits of Fracture Liaison Services: a critical appraisal
Nicholas Harvey (University of Southampton & Southampton General Hospital, UK)
11.15 11.45 How to implement a Fracture Liaison Service?
Joop van den Bergh (UHasselt & Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
11.45 12.05 Fracture Liaison Services: experiences from Ghent University Hospital
Stefan Goemaere (Ghent University Hospital)
12.05 12.15 Presentation of the Fracture Liaison Service award winner
12.15 13.00
UCB Satellite Symposium: Building a stronger future for postmenopausal women with severe osteoporosis
Welcome and introduction by chair
Evelien Gielen (UZ Leuven, Belgium)
Romosozumab: mechanism of action and sharing clinical experience
Natasha M. Appelman-Dijkstra (Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands)
Romosozumab reimbursement criteria
Evelien Gielen (UZ Leuven, Belgium)
Live Q&A
Conclusion and closing remarks
Evelien Gielen (UZ Leuven, Belgium)


Pictures of the 2020 edition